RS schloss bruneck
RS schloss bruneck

Brunico Castle

Brunico Castle is an episcopal castle in the heart of the Val di Pusteria and houses the MMM Ripa.

Brunico Castle lies on the top of the hill that dominates Brunico, the city on the Rienza river. In the middle of the 13th century , the bishop of Bressanone, Bruno von Kirchberg, commissioned the building of the castle in order to protect his lands in the Val Pusteria, laying the foundations for the town of Brunico.

The interiors of the castle host numerous emblems of the bishops who lived here: Albert von Enna (1323-1326), Ulrich Putsch (1427-1437), Andreas of Austria (1591-1600) or the bishops of Spaur and Welsperg. All of them contributed to the building of the castle, either by extending or restoring it. Unfortunately, many of the frescos in the rooms and halls of the castle are poorly preserved.

In July 2011 the fifth Messner Mountain Museum was opened at Brunico Castle: MMM Ripa. Its interactive collection mainly focuses on the everyday culture of mountain people like Sherpas, Indios, Tibetans, Mongols and Hunzas.

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Opening times

  • Wed 29 Jun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 30 Jun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 01 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 02 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 03 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 04 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 05 Jul closed

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MMM Ripa - spring 2022 (03/01/2022 - 04/25/2022)

  • Mon 12:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 12:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 12:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

Season closing (04/26/2022 - 05/07/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

MMM Ripa - summer 2022 (05/08/2022 - 11/01/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

All Saints 2022 (11/01/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Admission

MMM Ripa:
€ 11.00 adults, young people (15-18 years)
€ 9.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 9.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 9.00 people with disabilities
€ 4.00 children (6-14 years)
€ 24.00 family ticket

free for children under 6 years

MMM Tour-Ticket - one visit each to the 6 MMM:
€ 40.00 adults, young people (15-18 years)
€ 35.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 35.00 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 35.00 people with disabilities
€ 15.00 children (6-14 years)
€ 90.00 family ticket

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The MMM Ripa stays open also in winter, the winter season 2022/23 will start in early December.

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